“No More Pennies” features 12 songs penned by Gunning and includes co-writes with George Canyon, David Francey, Bruce Guthro, Lennie Gallant, Jamie Robinson, Jim Dorie and Scottish songstress, Karine Polwart.
"The album’s signature track, "These Hands" was co-written with George Canyon and is a Pete Seeger style, call to action song, which has been magic to sing every night. The song is starting to take on a life of its own and is the first lead single and video. I'm really looking forward to getting out and touring in support of this new record”.
A charismatic performer and world class songwriter, Dave has the magnetic gift of captivating audiences by painting pictures through his heartfelt stories and compelling songwriting, humorous lyrics and stunning musical arrangements. Blending sensitive folk and innovative arrangements to his original songs, Gunning is rapidly building a solid fan base across Canada and abroad.
Dave has ten critically acclaimed CD’s to his credit. His previous release, “... a tribute to John Allan Cameron” was honored with a prestigious 2012 Juno Award nomination and was the winner of two 2011 Canadian Folk Music Awards and two ECMA Awards. He was the winner of the Indie International Song Contest (for his song, “Hard Workin’ Hands, co-written with Ron Hynes) and a finalist in the Great American Song Contest, the USA Songwriting Competition, the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the International Songwriting Contest. All of the hardware and certificates aside, however, it is the personal connection that Gunning’s music engenders that is the greatest testament to his craft.